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Articles from the February 14, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 14, 2013

Fixing 'slump' issues priced at $1.6 million

An engineering firm is recommending nearly $1.6 million in drainage improvements to address surface water issues that caused a slump and ground...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 14, 2013

Alaska Heliskiing loses 350 skier days

Citing Alaska Heliskiing’s 2012 safety record, Haines Borough Manager Mark Earnest cut the company’s skier-day allocation by 25 percent for the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 14, 2013

Klukwan, Inc. charts course out of debts

Klukwan, Inc. President Rosemarie Hotch this week said a proposed settlement to a decade-long insurance company lawsuit would get the village Native...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 14, 2013

AT&T ups service for cell users

A structurally unsound cell phone tower is delaying plans to bring faster wireless communication service to Haines, but AT&T customers can expect to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 14, 2013

Rettinger claims bee crown for 2nd year

Fifth-grader Jayden Rettinger overcame the competition letter by letter and claimed the Haines School Spelling Bee crown last week for the second...

 
 News    February 14, 2013

Stigen tops at local History Day

Eighth-grader Jordan Stigen’s computer-based documentary “Pliable Plastics Change the World,” was overall winner in the local competition of the...

 
 News    February 14, 2013

Games competitors endure slushy outing

Southeast state fair executive director Ross Silkman said Saturday’s Winter Games at the fairgrounds was a success. About 50 participants navigated...

 
 News    February 14, 2013

Weekend's winds exceeded 56 mph

High winds blasted through Haines last weekend, but Alaska Power and Telephone “squeaked by” without incident, power manager Danny Gonce said.  ...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 14, 2013

School tightening security measures

Haines School administrators have tightened security measures and are taking other precautions in the wake of school shootings elsewhere in the...

 
 News    February 14, 2013

School briefs

Meal eligibility count met The Haines Borough School District is again eligible to receive federal funding for its after-school “sack supper”...

 
 News    February 14, 2013

Sole bid for towing

The Haines Borough has received one bid from a local company proposing to solve the borough’s towing, impoundment and junked-car issues. Bigfoot...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    February 14, 2013

Bears girls take 2 from Wrangell

Haines celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday with a 44-22 pounding of the Wrangell Lady Wolves. “It was a special night for the seniors,” said coach...

 
 News    February 14, 2013

Hotch tournament this weekend

Play opens Thursday, Feb. 14 in the annual Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament at the Haines School. The adult basketball tournament has been a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 14, 2013

Attorney says assembly erred

The Haines Borough’s attorney has concluded that the assembly committed a procedural error during its Jan. 22 closed-door meeting, but that no...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 14, 2013

Operators: Heli-skiing here for the long term

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures and Alaska Mountain Guides representatives championed the positive economic impacts of the heli-ski industry...

 
 News    February 14, 2013

Constantine Metals Answers Questions on Palmer Project

Constantine recently signed an agreement with Dowa Metals & Mining Co., Ltd. to explore and advance the Palmer Project. With the announcement of this...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Cozzi made right decision on permit

As a staunch supporter of the heli-skiing industry in Haines, I would like to applaud the borough clerk Julie Cozzi on her decision to renew the...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Tour permits are earned, not owned

Whether Alaska Heliskiing should get their borough permit renewed to operate a commercial activity on public lands may be debatable. But the most...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Educate yourself on mining issues

I have read the articles in the paper about the possibility of a mine out the road, but continue to not see a few simple facts that should be thought...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Borough needs to help defend our rights

I contact you today to make sure you know of another loss of our constitutional rights. Our federal government has passed into law the National Defens...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Thanks for the help with Golf Olympics

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the golf Olympics Saturday including Jim Schnabel, Jenny Lyn Smith, Marian Carlson, Toni DeWitt, Judy...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Recycling and need for mining

Thank you to Lynn Canal Conservation for hosting a series of four programs to inform the public about the proposed Constantine mine. It is vitally...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Better oversight of heli-skiing

Placing the responsibility on the borough clerk for renewing a tour permit after a high-profile incident is flawed. This should have been addressed...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Early questions for Constantine

Now that there are investors for the continued exploration of the Constantine mine, I think it is time to start the discussions and become educated...

 
 Letters    February 14, 2013

Thanks for helping Winter Games

Thanks to all who attended the Haines Winter Olympic Games on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds. Organizers might have wishe...

 

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